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Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood? - BBC News fully developed adult

The rational part of a teen's brain isn't fully developed and won't be until age 25 or In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently.

At what age does someone become an adult? But in light of research showing our brains develop gradually over the course of acts of violence may be a result of brains that have yet to fully developed," Howard Forman.

Under most laws, young people are recognized as adults at age 18. But emerging science about brain development suggests that most people don't reach full maturity until the age 25. Guest host Tony Cox discusses the research and its implications with Sandra Aamodt, neuroscientist.

Adolescents do about as well as adults on cognition tests, for instance. The problem seems to be that teenagers have not yet developed a.